NES Remix Wii U

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 122
  2. Negative: 22 out of 122

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  1. Sep 2, 2015
    7
    This is enjoyable to play lots of familiar mini-games that keep getting slightly more difficult. It is a great trip down memory lane of the older Nintendo games and is a good challenge to try and beat a few levels every now and then. Great price on the eShop.
  2. Jul 5, 2014
    5
    NES Remix is a good idea, a great one. The best way to sum it up is like WarioWare's short bursts of challenge, but with the focus on 'remixing' classic NES games to make up these minigames. It starts out as simple as simply speedrunning a Mario level we've seen hundreds of times before, or reaching the top of a level in Donkey Kong Jr, but the creativity increases a lot, and before youNES Remix is a good idea, a great one. The best way to sum it up is like WarioWare's short bursts of challenge, but with the focus on 'remixing' classic NES games to make up these minigames. It starts out as simple as simply speedrunning a Mario level we've seen hundreds of times before, or reaching the top of a level in Donkey Kong Jr, but the creativity increases a lot, and before you know it, you're blazing through a series of highly creative challenges that put a real twist on classic gameplay found in the selection of NES games that are featured in NES Remix. These challenges are each unique and can involve anything from having to beat a snowy Mario level without stopping to playing through a level that's completely silhoutted. These genuinely inventive ideas apply to these remix challenges that are based on a whole amount of classic NES games. Sadly, these remixes don't make up most of the game- most of the levels are simply short challenges with no twist just based on reaching a particular goal, for example performing a certain action in Excitebike. While this is fun, it's not addictive and this is how NES Remix fails to deliver. It could have been a great game if all the challenges were remixes, but sadly the remixes make up but a fraction of the overall game, meaning you'll usually be playing through ordinary, uninventive minigames. Not bad ones, but not a huge amount of fun, either.
    In NES Remix there's an emphasis on beating each challenge as fast as possible, and depending on how fast you are, you are graded one, two or three stars. This increases the lasting appeal of challenges, however the lack of online leaderboards is a massive disappointment and it's another way NES Remix shows promise but fails to deliver.
    Overall, though NES Remix is a very good idea, it simply doesn't live up to the promise it first shows. You're bound to have some fun playing these games, as they're all to some degree exciting (yes, even the ones based on NES games like Baseball). But it could have been so much better had it lived up to its potential.
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  3. Feb 3, 2014
    7
    NES Remix is an ok game on the WII U
    The Games Thats Remixed Are Very Fun
    there no local multplayer to play with my family and friends
    gets pretty annoying on some of the challenges
    overall NES Remix was one thing that i excited with but could not get feeling like that after playing it awhile
  4. Dec 24, 2013
    6
    There is nothing really wrong with this game, other than the fact its a quick cash grab for Nintendo. If you like retro Nintendo than by all means throw your money into it, if you don't like retro Nintendo then run as fast as you can away from this.
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Feb 16, 2014
    83
    A brilliant reminder of Ninty's design genius, hampered by iffy game selection. [March 2014, p.83]
  2. Feb 12, 2014
    70
    There's enough good will and thoughtful design to spur players through all 204 challenges therein. [Issue#144, p.108]
  3. Feb 11, 2014
    80
    NES Remix takes most of the NES' early library of first party games, and fractions them into small tasks that help to revisit the most satisfying moments of each, as well as "remixes" some into new types of gameplay involving all sorts of cool and surprising elements.